Tony Robinson's Time Travels

In Cold Blood/Inventions

Series 1 - Episode 3 In Cold Blood/Inventions



“I want to shine a light on the moments when history changed for ever,” explains Tony Robinson before fast-forwarding through all sorts of important places, events and periods. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it history lesson as he zips through stories of oppression, injustice and discrimination and the rebels who made a stand against them.

In the twinkling of an eye he moves from Queen Boudicca’s violent rebellion against the invading Romans in AD 60 to Kate Sheppard’s campaign to win women the vote in New Zealand in the 1880s and the site of the first gun shot to be fired just two hours after war was declared in 1914.


The presenter journeys through time to uncover amazing, dramatic and bizarre stories from the past. In this first double episode, Tony hears about the rebels whose fight for justice changed the course of history, and uncovers some spooky coincidences when he explores the twists of fate that have shaped our world.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Tony Robinson
Director Matthew Thomason
Executive Producer Shaun Gilmartin
Executive Producer Stephen Rees
Series Producer Alice Ford